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Posted on: May 25, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City seeks buyer for two parcels at First St. and First Ave. NW

City Property for Sale - First and First


PARCEL 1: PID, 21 1st Street NW, 60’ x 100’ +/-

PARCEL 2: PID, XX 1st Street NW, 105’ x 100’ +/-

PRIME LOCATION: Within one block of Central Avenue (the heart of downtown) and one block northwest of Buckham Memorial Library and the Community Center. The downtown is a unique area of historic buildings and community amenities. 

ZONING: Within Central Business District (CBD) and the Heritage Preservation Overlay District. Residential uses, not part of a mixed-use building, require a conditional use permit. A Certificate of Appropriateness is also required from the HPC.

SITE: Existing buildings and foundations were removed from both parcels. There is a significant elevation drop from northwest to southeast—providing both challenges and opportunities.


OFFERS: The City of Faribault will be taking offers on the property from June 1 to June 30, 2023.

PREFERRED DEVELOPMENT: Residential, attached or detached single family, or possible multi-family development, is the City’s preferred use of the property; however, all permitted or conditional uses in the CBD may be considered. Residential development should be in (or near in) compliance with R-3 zoning standards. A Planned Unit Development is also an option. The City anticipatesA graphic that includes all of the same information included in the text box around it. the parcels will be combined or otherwise rearranged.

SUBMITTALS: A general development plan shall be included with each offer. The plan shall include a conceptual site layout drawing and a depiction of the proposed construction or a similar product representative of the intended development. Provide an estimated timetable for planning actions and construction. In addition to the purchase price, include any requested assistance from the City to develop the property. A Purchase and Development Agreement will be negotiated following selection.


Tim Murray, City Administrator

(507) 333-0355

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